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1962 Minnesota Vikings

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2-11-1, NFL West Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -6.0, SoS: 4.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (18.1/g), 13th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 410 points (29.3/g), 14th.
 Differential of -156 points (-11.1/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-10.6.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (2-11-1)

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Bemidji State (Bemidji, Minnesota)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fran Tarkenton 22 1 14 163 for 329, 2,595 yards, 22 td, 25 int, & 41 rushes for 361 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HB Tommy Mason* 23 1 11 167 rushes for 740 yards, 2 td, & 36 catches for 603 yards and 6 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FB Doug Mayberry 25 1 10 74 rushes for 274 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 100 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 127th pick / 1961
WR Charley Ferguson 23 1 9 14 catches for 364 yards, 6 td
WR Jerry Reichow 28 6 12 39 catches for 561 yards, 3 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
TE Steve Stonebreaker 25 Rook 9 12 catches for 227 yards, 1 td Denver Broncos / 34th / 266th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 155th pick / 1961
LT Grady Alderman 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LG Jerry Huth 29 6 12 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
C Mick Tingelhoff 22 Rook 14 1 fumble recovered
RG Mike Rabold 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1959
RT Frank Youso 26 4 13 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Leo 25 2 14 New York Giants / 3rd / 36th pick / 1960
LDT Jim Prestel 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDT Paul Dickson 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDE Jim Marshall 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLB Cliff Livingston 32 8 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Rip Hawkins 23 1 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLB Clancy Osborne 28 3 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 315th pick / 1957
LCB Dean Derby 27 5 11 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
RCB Ed Sharockman 23 1 14 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LS Chuck Lamson 23 Rook 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
RS Bill Butler 25 3 12 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Christopherson 24 Rook 0 11 of 20 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points
P John McCormick 25 Rook 0 46 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Bill Butler 25 3 12 12 punt returns for a 14.1 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
KR Bill Butler 25 3 12 26 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Tom Adams 22 6 0 215 6-5 Minnesota-Duluth 4/26/1940 Rook 0
67 Grady Alderman 24 LT 14 14 247 6-2 Detroit Mercy 12/10/1938 2 6 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
61 Larry Bowie 23 14 0 245 6-2 Purdue 10/13/1939 Rook 3 Dallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
30 Bill Brown 24 14 0 228 5-11 Illinois 6/29/1938 1 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
22 Bill Butler 25 KR 14 12 189 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/10/1937 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
36 Jim Christopherson 24 K 14 0 218 6-0 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 2/17/1938 Rook 2
62 Bob Denton 28 14 0 244 6-3 Pacific 7/24/1934 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1959
25 Dean Derby 27 LCB 11 11 185 6-0 Washington 6/11/1935 5 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 51st pick / 1957
76 Paul Dickson 25 RDT 14 14 252 6-5 Baylor 2/26/1937 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
84 Oscar Donahue 25 13 0 195 6-3 San Jose St. 6/7/1937 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 84th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 94th pick / 1962
88 Charley Ferguson 23 WR 10 9 217 6-5 Tennessee St. 11/13/1939 1 3
40 Tom Franckhauser 25 14 0 195 6-0 Purdue 5/26/1937 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1959
58 Rip Hawkins 23 MLB 14 11 235 6-3 North Carolina 4/21/1939 1 5 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
65 Jerry Huth 29 LG 14 12 226 6-0 Wake Forest 7/23/1933 6 5 New York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
21 Chuck Lamson 23 LS 14 14 190 6-0 Iowa St.,Wyoming 3/14/1939 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
51 Jim Leo 25 LDE 14 14 225 6-1 Cincinnati 6/18/1937 2 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 36th pick / 1960
73 Errol Linden 25 12 0 258 6-5 Houston 10/21/1937 1 3 Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
55 Cliff Livingston 32 LLB 12 11 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 8 5
70 Jim Marshall 25 RDE 14 14 248 6-4 Ohio St. 12/30/1937 2 7 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
20 Tommy Mason* 23 HB 14 11 196 6-1 Tulane 7/8/1939 1 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
35 Doug Mayberry 25 FB 13 10 220 6-1 California,Utah St. 3/23/1937 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 127th pick / 1961
15 John McCormick 25 P 13 0 208 6-1 Boston Col.,Massachusetts 5/26/1937 Rook 1
39 Hugh McElhenny 34 11 0 195 6-1 Washington 12/31/1928 10 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
18 Mike Mercer 27 4 0 220 6-0 Minnesota,Hardin-Simmons,Arizona St. 11/21/1935 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
31 Clancy Osborne 28 RLB 14 11 218 6-3 Arizona St. 11/23/1934 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 315th pick / 1957
79 Jim Prestel 25 LDT 14 14 275 6-5 Idaho 6/28/1937 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
64 Mike Rabold 25 RG 14 14 239 6-2 Indiana 3/12/1937 3 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1959
27 Bobby Reed 23 6 0 187 5-11 Pacific 11/14/1939 Rook 0
89 Jerry Reichow 28 WR 12 12 217 6-2 Iowa 5/19/1934 6 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
45 Ed Sharockman 23 RCB 14 14 200 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/4/1939 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
87 Gordie Smith 23 5 0 220 6-2 Arizona St.,Missouri 4/9/1939 1 1
82 Steve Stonebreaker 25 TE 14 9 223 6-3 Detroit Mercy 10/28/1937 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 34th / 266th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 155th pick / 1961
26 Charlie Sumner 32 14 0 194 6-1 William & Mary 10/19/1930 7 3 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 258th pick / 1954
10 Fran Tarkenton 22 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Georgia 2/3/1940 1 10 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
53 Mick Tingelhoff 22 C 14 14 237 6-2 Nebraska 5/22/1940 Rook 6
33 Mel Triplett 31 14 0 215 6-1 Toledo 12/24/1931 7 1 New York Giants / 5th / 56th pick / 1955
60 Roy Winston 22 13 0 222 5-11 LSU 9/15/1940 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
72 Frank Youso 26 RT 13 13 257 6-4 Minnesota 7/5/1936 4 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
Team Total 25.4 14 220.1 6-1.7 2.3